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How Come? Every Kid’s Science Questions Explained by Kathy Wollard

Title: How Come? Every Kid’s Science Questions ExplainedHow Come

Author: Kathy Wollard

Illustrator: Debra Solomon

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Published: January 13th, 2015

Rating: 4/5

What a great collection of scientific questions are answered in this book! The questions are divided into groups according to their theme, for example there are sections relating to light and sound, weather, outer space, living things, etc. The questions are answered using correct scientific terminology throughout, some of which would need explaining or further investigation by younger or less scientifically knowledgeable individuals. The book is targeted at older primary (elementary) school pupils and all the way up to adults – there is a wealth of scientific knowledge in it, presented in a relatively easy to understand fashion with brilliant illustrations (including humorous cartoons) to help enhance comprehension.

It doesn’t just answer questions, there is other information included as part of the answers, usually shown in a differently coloured ‘box’. Fast Facts appear fairly regularly throughout the book, giving further concise information relating to the questions being answered. There are also ‘Measure for Measure’ boxes on some pages, showing the equivalent measures mentioned in the answer as metric and imperial measures, so it won’t matter if you measure length in feet and inches or metres . . . mass in pounds or kilograms . . . . or any other combination of measures, this book helps by informing you of the equivalent measure. There are even opportunities to ask other questions of your own and maybe have them answered in the “How Come?” newspaper!

A very useful book that may well answer questions that some adults would like to ask, too! It could easily be used as a source of information by pupils (and adults) too and some pupils would enjoy reading different sections and finding out the answers, even when not studying!

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is available from a variety of sources including

amazon.co.uk    amazon.com     barnes and noble

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